IBM is primarily business oriented but college students and consumers do use them if they value the durability of the notebooks, want a smaller LCD in many cases, and value IBM's support (not as good as Apple but tops in PC notebooks).
So, you will find it harder to get discounts as IBM does not have a consumer division (HP and Toshiba business lines don't have the discounts of the consumer lines either).
Some portal websites have discounts if you order through them to the manufacturer website so check that. Fatcash, for instance, offers 3% on an HP and other brands and sometimes more (deferred payment).
Hello, I was wondering if IBM offers any rebates or discounts on their thinkpad notebooks,such as educational discounts. Thanks!!!